Braces aren’t necessary for everyone, but people of all ages explore the option for a better or a straighter smile. But we’re keeping our natural teeth longer compared to 30 years ago. This might be why the number of adults seeking braces has increased 40% since then.
Before you or your dependents visit the Orthodontist, consider these factors:
The perfect smile is priceless, but some orthodontic options can be a big financial commitment. If you have a flexible spending account (FSA), you might have funds you can use towards treatment. Consult your dental coverage and/or talk to your orthodontist about a payment plan.
Timing is everything! Depending on your treatment, you could be in braces for at least 14 months. Your pathway to a straighter smile varies based on the severity of your bite and alignment.
Braces are the most common treatment of choice, but there are other options to consider. One popular alternative, Invisalign, can straighten your smile without wires. Speak with your orthodontist to see if you’re a candidate for a braces alternative.